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Jade - Foothills Brewing Company

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462 Ratings
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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 105
Gots: 47 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Macky20 on 02-06-2011)
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

twowheelssoar, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of benjaminahudson
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

benjaminahudson, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of legend8706
4.75/5  rDev +10%

legend8706, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of carrollmel7
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

carrollmel7, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Foothills Brewing Company in Winston-Salem, NC.

A: Pours a lightly hazy golden yellowish orange in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that slowly fades to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aromas of the hops - citrus/grapefruit, floral, and herbal (mint) hop aromas all come through.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of caramel malt sweetness with pretty big flavors from the hops - citrus/grapefruit, floral, and herbal (especially mint/pepper). Light to moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish but it does not linger for too long.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: I really enjoyed this beer - there is a great aroma and taste from the Jade hops that I really liked. Alcohol is well hidden which makes the beer very easy to drink.

dbrauneis, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

4Socialanxiety, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of nUgZ
4.81/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a growler into a snifter.

A: Pours a hazy orange color with a 1 finger head. Head doesn't last too long, but leaves some nice lacing.

S: This beer smells AMAZING!! If I could walk around all day with a glass of Jade in front of my nose I would. It's a mixture of fragrant hops, peach, and citrus.

T: Just like the smell, the taste is out of this world. Bitter hops up front with some fruity flavors coming next...mostly citrus flavors like orange and grapefruit.

M: Nice medium body with good carbonation. Just right for an IPA.

O: This is the best beer Foothills makes and I've had pretty much all of them. I buy at least 2 growlers of Jade every week...I guess I'm just lucky to live close to the brewery. If you like a hop-heavy fragrant IPA then this beer should be at the top of your list.

nUgZ, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of n2185
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a slightly hazy orange with a finger of off-white head that fades into a thin ring with a little lacing.

S: bright citrus notes dominate with pineapple, grapefruit, and oranges.

T: citrus dominates here as well with grapefruit and pineapple mostly. The finish has some slight earthy and pine notes.

M: medium light body with a nice bite of carbonation to go with the hop flavors.

O: a surprisingly good IPA overall. Nice and fruity and drinkable without being overly sweet or bitter.

n2185, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

ADTaber, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of wolfeman007
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

wolfeman007, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Rymar9
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Rymar9, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of beer2day
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"on tap" at Ridgewood in Raleigh.

Near perfect gold pour, with a great combination of lemon and orange colors. No head and no lace, but great color.

Big blast of aggressive pineapple citrus in the nose. Really nice.

Big shot of sweet, estery hops right up front. Lots of grapefruit here. Near perfect finish with strong dry fruit. Arid.

Body is just right for the style. Stands up well to the flavor push.

Really wish they would do this year round. Always great to find it somewhere.

beer2day, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of kell50
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

kell50, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of fields336
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: light amber, honey. 1.5 finger off white head, keeps a ring of lacing around the side of the glass

S: bready, peach, citrus, resin, pineapple, fruity, grapefruit

T: huge grapefruit, peach, caramel, resin, nice bready notes on the finish

M: medium bodies, nice dry finish

O: really delicious ipa, I'll be getting a growler of this

fields336, Aug 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

fehrminator, Aug 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.6%

DarthKostrizer, Jul 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

mklinger, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally. on draft in Winston-Salem at the Foothills taphouse.

Very cloudy deep amber body. The smell is a testament to the hop varietal. Balanced between resinous and fruity. I guess if you had to choose a single hop, this is it. The taste follows suit. Lots of bitterness, almost to an extreme. Toes that line, in a good way. After the bitterness fades, a hint of slick sweet oranges comes in. Finishes very bitter, yet slightly smooth. Not sure its the best IPA, but very good.

VncentLIFE, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Gatordaddy
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Gatordaddy, Jul 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

juliusseizure, Jul 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

LSUPT, Jun 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

PuFtonLyfe, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of oberon
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally got to try this beer yesterday at the brewpub.Poured into a standard pint glass a deep orange infused golden with a great looking sticky white head.Citrus fruits all over the place in the nose with some underlying pine,a noticable caramel malt base is there but the citric hops dominate.A deep blast of citrus hops hits ya up front and they linger thru the duration,a little alcohol infused sweetness and caramel is there but again the hops steal the show.This is a great beer,it lived up to the hype.

oberon, May 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ryancuth, May 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

jak, May 07, 2012
Jade from Foothills Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.